Many a professional and amateur photographer have challenged themselves to take at least one photo of each day for 365 days, or one year. Michal Krzysztofowicz, from Poland, took it up a notch quite literally and did so for 366 days, and in an out-of-the-ordinary place at that: the frozen Antarctica.
Krzysztofowicz’s project ran from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 last year, a leap year, which made it possible for the undertaking to cover 366 days. And as if the project isn’t interesting enough, Krzysztofowicz took pictures of the seemingly boundless natural landscapes and atmosphere, the breathtaking Aurora Australis and the mighty emperor penguins while working as a data manager for the British Antarctic Survey at the Halley Research Station.
“I have been into photography for several years before I came South, with my favorite genres having been landscapes and underwater photography,” Krzysztofowicz said. When I came to Halley for my second winter, I decided it would be a good idea to have a personal project to see me through the winter. This was going to be something completely unrelated to my work, and I knew it would have to be related to photography.”
Because the project went on as he did his job, Krzysztofowicz’s photos include ones that were taken while he worked.
Krzysztofowicz’s photos can be viewed on the project’s website, Antarctica366.